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Wins for Manchester City and Wolves, as Stoke and Norwich draw

Wolves went top of the Premier League for a couple of hours, as goals from Kevin Doyle and Matt Jarvis saw them beat Fulham, before Manchester City defeated Bolton.

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KEVIN DOYLE WAS on the scoresheet as Wolves recorded their second win of the season against Fulham, with Mick McCarthy’s men running out 2-0 winners.

Both goals came late in the first half.

Doyle put the Midlanders ahead when he latched on to a corner, spun around and lashed the ball past Mark Schwarzer in the Cottagers’ goal.

Two minutes later it was 2-0 when Matt Jarvis – a threat all afternoon on the wing – made the most of a mistake from Schwarzer to slot in.

Norwich, meanwhile, were just one minute from a win over Stoke at Carrow Road.

Former Manchester United youngster Ritchie De Laet had put his side ahead on 37 minutes, glancing past Asmir Begovic from a Bradley Johnson free-kick.

However, Norwich made matters tough for themselves when defender Leon Burnett was sent off in the 63rd minutes, tangling with Jon Walters in the box.

The Irish striker missed the resultant spot-kick – John Ruddy pushing it around the post – and it looked like the Canaries would take victory until Kenwyne Jones made the most of Glenn Whelan cross and planted the ball past Ruddy.

In the 4pm game, Manchester City beat Bolton 3-2, with the deciding goal coming at the start of the second half from Edin Dzeko. David Silva and Gareth Barry put City into a 2-0 lead by the 37th minute, before Ivan Klasnic’s quickfire response halved the deficit.

Dzeko made it two goals in two Premier League matches early in the second half and that proved enough for Roberto Mancini’s side, despite Kevin Davies 63rd minute strike.

Carlos Tevez made his first appearance of the season for City, coming on as a substitute for Sergio Aguero halfway through the second half.

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